Barrett named in state rugby league squad
WHEN you give everything to the game you love it rewards you - just ask Brahmans new Queensland representative Nathan Barrett.
The 15-year-old was recently named in the under-15's Queensland White squad to play in Tamworth next month (June 22).
Nathan has been playing rugby league with the Whitsunday Brahmans for five years but he says making the state side ranks as his greatest achievement to date.
"It means everything to me," he said. "It's what I want to do with my future."
After joining the sport to "get out and meet new people" Nathan now finds himself well and truly entrenched in the game, so much so that he has grabbed a whistle.
"I wanted to learn more about the game so I decided to referee (junior matches)," he explained.
His passion for league is undeniable, but he brings more than just enthusiasm to the table, for he is a heck of a player in the under-15s competition.
Nathan - who usually plays second row - was named best back for the Mackay Cutters' under-16s, after excelling in centre and on the wing.
Fellow under-15 Brahmans' teammate Kai O'Donnell has also tasted representative football, having played for Northern at this month's Queensland Secondary Schools Rugby League Under-15 State Championship.